Career Options for Communication Majors


Career Options:
There are many career paths that a person with a Communication Major can choose. Here are some job titles that former graduates with Communication Majors hold. Use this as an ideas list, remember that it represents some, but certainly not all of the careers you might consider. Some careers may take additional schooling.
 Business:

Management
Personnel Recruiter
Trainer
Admissions Counselor
Sales Representative
Public Information Officer
Negotiator
Newsletter Editor
Mediator

Manager
Vice-president Human Resources
Director of Training and Development
Benefits Administrator
Executive Manager
Industrial and Labor Relations
Customer Service Representative
Human Resources Manager
Buyer

 Advertising:

Advertising Specialist
Copy Writer
Media Planner
Creative Director
Public Researcher

Marketing Specialist
Account Executive Manager
Media Buyer
Media Sales Representative
 

 Communication Education:           

Language Arts Coordinator
Drama Director
School Counselor
Audiovisual Specialist
Director of College News
Educational Fund-raiser

High School Speech Forensics/Debate Coach
Speech Communication Department Chairperson
Education Researcher
Educational Administrator
Educational Tester
Alumni Officer

Electronic Media/Radio    Television/Broadcasting:

Broadcasting Station Manager
Film/Tape Librarian
Transmitter Engineer
Unit Manager
Advertising Sales Coordinator
Actor/Actress
Disc Jockey
Comedy Writer
Producer
Floor Manager

Director of Broadcasting
Community Relation Director
News Writer
Technical Director
Market Researcher
Announcer
News and Relation Manager
Casting Director
Business Manager
Talk Show Host

 Journalism (Print or Electronic):

Reporter
Newscaster
Copy Writer
News Service Researcher
Acquisitions Editor

Editor
Author
Script Writer
Technical Writer
Media Interviewer

 Public Relations:

Publicity Manager
Marketing Specialist
Corporate Public Affairs
Account Executive
Sales Manager
Media Planner
News Writer

Advertising Manager
Lobbyist
Specialist
Development Officer
Media Analyst
Creative Director
Public Opinion Researcher

 Theatre/Performing Arts:

Performing Artist
Arts Administrator
Costume Design
Lighting Theatre Critic
Stage Manager
Theatre Professor

Script Writer
Performing Arts Educator
Scenic Designer
Makeup Artist
Model
Casting Director

 Government/Politics:

Public Information Office Writer
Campaign Director
Program Coordinator

Legislative Assistant
Research Specialist
Elected Official

 High Technology Industries:

Trainer for Communication Tech.
Systems Analyst
Language Specialist
 

Circuit Television Producer/Director
Technical Copywriter
Cognition Researcher
Audio & Visual Computer Display Specialist

 Communication and Health Care:

Health Educator
Medical Grants Writer
Clinic Public Relations Director
Research Analyst
Health Personnel Educator
Hospice Manager
Activities Director

School Health Care Administrator
Hospital Director of Communication
Health Communication Analyst
Medical Training Supervisor
Medical Center Publications Editor
Heath Care Counselor
Marketing Director

International Relations and Negotiations:

On-Air International Broadcasting
Translator
Diplomat

Corporate Representative
Student Tour Coordinator
Foreign Correspondent

 Law:

Public Defender
District Attorney
Legal Researcher
Legal Secretary
Legal Educator

Corporate Lawyer
Private Practice Lawyer
Mediation & Negotiation Specialist
Legal Reporter
 

 Social and Human Services:

Public Administrator
Recreation Supervisor
Community Affairs Liaison
Religious Leader

Social Worker
Human Rights Office
Park Service Public Relations Specialist
Mental Counselor